The year is coming to an end and as always, everybody starts to rewind and summarize what actually happened. WEDIVE.no is not even a year old, but we have as always been photographing continuously the entire year. The selected images are our personal favorites from each month.
January is a dark month in Norway and especially in the north where the sun never rise above the horizon. The visibility is excellent but the lack of light makes it hard to capture good wide angle images. We focused on the small subjects and mainly used our macro lenses.
The visibility is excellent in February. The sun has returned and there are great conditions for some amazing wreck diving. It is time to mount the wide angle lens.
On the small islands of Kjør outside Sola in the south of Norway, the grey seals gather in great numbers during spring to moult their fur. We visited the islands towards the end of the month and had a great experience with some playful seals. Check out our video.
The spring bloom of alges normally starts in the Stavanger area around 1th March. About a month later it reaches the Harstad area. Because of the early easter this year, we decided to spend the easter holiday in northern Norway. We had some great dives with good visibility. Check out our video from the dive in Austerstraumen
Spring is in full bloom and its time to dig out the macro lens again or try something completely different.
Vidar tried out photographing mating toads in Ryfylke. Check out this video from the trip.
There is a lot of light in June, but the visibility can vary a lot. On the midsummer night 23rd. June, we tried to capture the essens of the of the «bonfire dive» in Stavanger Dykkerklubb.
When you have a lot of light available, you can experience with blue og green backgrounds on the macro images.
Shark and holiday time! We did several dives with the schools of Spiny dogfish at Reve. Read more about this here.
In the end of July we spent a week in the boat in the Bømlo area. See our video from the boat trip here!
We visited Senja during the start of August. See our trip video here!
In September we competed in the Norwegian championship of underwater photography and won the gold and silver medal! The following weekend we traveled to Northern Norway for the biggest gathering of scuba divers in Scandinavia; Nord Norges Treffet. See our video from the event here!
We care about the marine environment and have been very active in clean up operations in Stavanger, Lofoten and Harstad. We have made several videos to document the operations and to create awareness of this gigantic and hidden problem. On our YouTube channels you will find 10 videos in total related to marine pollution and clean up.
Very few trimix dives this year, but one excellent dive to D/S Sandeid, a wreck with a unique story. See our video here!
In the end of November we travelled to Raja Ampat. This part of Indonesia has the highest marine biodiversity in the world. It was an excellent trip and we will publish more pictures and video next year.
The Raja Ampat trip lasted until 9th of December. Check out our teaser video here!